Mmabatho Palms lends a helping hand to Legae Motheo Shelter and Welfare Centre
14 June 2011
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A helping hand is normally connected to a happy body and that is what Mmabatho Palms Hotel Casino Resort recognizes itself as - a happy organization that enjoys being of assistance to ones in need.
The Legae Motheo Shelter (the home foundation) and Welfare Centre in the Seweding Village in Mafikeng was recently paid a visit by Mmabatho Palms’ staff and transformation committee who came equipped to clean and paint the recreation centre which shares the same property as the home. The facility was previously a shebeen until it was sold to the Legae Motheo Shelter and Welfare Centre owners. It was founded in 2009 by two women, Kgomotso Motladile and her good friend Julia Moholo but was only certified to operate in January this year.
“Our maintenance team got very involved by fixing a number of things in order for the centre to be child friendly. We fixed the electricity, ceiling and painted the walls of the recreation centre. We donated much needed goods like blankets, a fridge, three bunker beds, mattresses, carpets, chairs, wall photos and much more. Mmabatho Palms staff will continue to be committed in assisting the home because there is still a lot that can be done,” says Mmabatho Palms Marketing Manager Thobile Sithole.
Due to the lack of proper facilities until now, they could only house five children under the home affairs department law. These children, three girls and two boys are between the ages of seven and 12. However after the donations they will be able / allowed to accommodate more children who need a home.
“At the end of a beautiful day, the children returned from school, it was heartwarming to see their smiles and to see them rush out to invite their friends to see their new home. To conclude this rewarding day, our staff prepared a hearty meal which we all enjoyed around the table,” says Sithole.